Archive for category: Causes

Education questions – Funding for nurseries

Education questions – Funding for nurseries

November 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Today at Education Questions I called on the Government to provide the extra funding desperately needed to protect our nurseries. Over the summer, the Government conducted a consultation on expanding free childcare. It came to light last week that more than half of the nurseries which responded to this consultation […]

 
#FreeNazanin – Letter to Boris Johnson from MPs and Peers

#FreeNazanin – Letter to Boris Johnson from MPs and Peers

November 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

On 24 October, I hand delivered a letter which I wrote to the Foreign Scretary Boris Johnson, along with Oliver Dowden MP. In the letter, which you can read in full here, we call on the Foreign Secretary to use the UK’s new relationship with Iran to free three dual-national […]

 
Homelessness Reduction Debate

Homelessness Reduction Debate

October 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Some of the most challenging cases at my advice surgeries are those of constituents who are homeless, or threatened with homelessness. I was therefore happy to meet with Crisis UK at their lobby of Parliament, to hear of their views ahead of the Homelessness Reduction Bill. I was then proud […]

 
Leaving the EU – Update

Leaving the EU – Update

October 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

This month I was able to represent the issues raised with me both inside Parliament and at events in our local area. Joining Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, and Camden Council’s leader Sarah Hayward, I spoke to over 500 people on the range […]

 
The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

October 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Disabled people face a surcharge of £550 per month, or £6500 per year, simply to live with dignity and independence. Approaches to reducing extra costs have been fragmented, and imbalances in the market mean that the day-to-day costs facing disabled people remain higher than they need to be. On 13th […]